Watch my first Youtube video, I woke up hungover on a Saturday and reflected on my life and after some thinking I came up with the idea and immediately filmed the video then had the makeover then went and had a very cool party :)
My first shot at an xkcd-style “webcomic”, for similar madness checkout my memes I published on 9gag.
Just my graphical dime.
So basically, I have recently came to realize that when children are taught to be disciplined by pushing them into following the rules and scaring them of punishment is fundamentally wrong. I think that this leads to (sooner or later) an explosion against the rules and regulations and that could have effects starting from something as minor as not taking care of personal health or being lazy, up to something as major as depression or sociopathy, and everything in between.
Ok, I’m gonna talk a bit about my personal experience here. When I was a kid, I was in a very strict school and the society I grew up in was also very religious and culturally conservative. As a result, I was for the most part of my life a good person who follows the rules and does his homework. Now a couple of years from this moment, I started drinking, and that was a game changer for me because being drunk made me completely able to break rules I don’t want to follow, yet I was at some points destructive both for myself and for those around me, which was confusing since I was constantly switching between two personalities, an angel and a devil. That made me, esp. when hungover ;), reflect on my behavior and at some point I realized it was due to my upbringing.
This article suggests that beer is good for health, I think that me and whoever wrote it are kinda in sync.
Side note to self: make a movie in which there’s a time machine and it’s used so that people would go back in time and hang out with their drunk selves. People would learn a lot about themselves this way eps. that, (as far as I believe) most people are at their truest while drunk, i.e. what they do or say completely reflects who they are. The best part would be that past selves would either not remember what happened or they would think they were too drunk to comprehend reality :P Hmm. I think this has the potential to be a funny yet insightful movie :)
Ok, anyways back to the main point, I think what’s better and healthier is teaching children the pros and cons of following the rules and letting them develop their own attitude. Now, if you’re concerned that this might be bad for society, well I’d say that only laws that don’t make sense will not be followed…
To better get what I am saying, remember the classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, (ideally watch the movie if you haven’t seen it, it’s cool. Otherwise check out this excellent and awesome review). The sister Jeannie’s character can be seen in a lot of people in everyday life, and those are the people who usually can’t stand seeing someone do something “wrong” or “illegal” and not rat them out. It’s sad that most of them become teachers or police officers or such, which makes the loop of unnecessary over-disciplining continue.
One way the problem can be fixed IMHO by the people who suffer from it is by completely letting go and being self-indulgent until the barrier of never doing anything wrong is broken, hopefully then (unless completely traumatized at childhood) they would gradually stop needing to break all rules and regain a healthy approach. Hmm, I wonder if this would actually work.
What do you think? Leave your opinion in the comments section below, or don’t, no one is forcing you :P
Just my dime.
“Trying is the first step towards failure.”
Hi there! My name is Lawand and I am hereby giving birth to this blog.
What is it gonna be about? Dunno, whatever I find interesting enough to share: I’ve always thought that one good way to define what a blog is about is by simply writing and publishing posts, this way it would gradually take shape and attain identity and character.
That being said, I used to have a moderately successful software blog that I retired a couple of years ago because I wanted to take a break and try to better understand myself and my interests, so I’ve been putting away a lot of ideas for things to write about and now it’s time to start putting my plans into practice.
Sooooo, I hope I’ll get a chance to follow through and properly raise up this blog to become a good kid, and in the worst case I wouldn’t feel bad because I (as opposed to Homer :P) think it’s better to regret trying something than regret not trying it!
Until the next post.